Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion by Paul J. Griffiths

Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion

byPaul J. Griffiths

Hardcover | February 1, 1999

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What social conditions and intellectual practices are necessary in order for religious cultures to flourish? Paul Griffiths finds the answer in "religious reading" --- the kind of reading in which a religious believer allows his mind to be furnished and his heart instructed by a sacred text,understood in the light of an authoritative tradition. He favorably contrasts the practices and pedagogies of traditional religious cultures with those of our own fragmented and secularized culture and insists that religious reading should be preserved.

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Paul J. Griffiths is at University of Chicago Divinity School.

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Title:Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of ReligionFormat:HardcoverPublished:February 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195125770

ISBN - 13:9780195125771

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Table of Contents

1. Religion2. Religion and Literary Work3. The Context of Religious Reading4. The Fundamental Genres of Religious Reading5. Commentary and Anthology in Buddhist India6. Commentary and Anthology in Roman AfricaConclusionNotesIndex

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"...this poignant reminder by a distinguished university professor of how inhospitable the university can be for training one in the skills of religious reading cannot but help lead us also to ask how well it can function as a milieu for authentic theological discourse. Griffiths has succeededin putting this question squarely to teachers and students alike."--Pro Ecclesia